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post #2 of Old 09-23-2007
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O'days are generally considered to have good sailing speed. Don't be too concerned with similarly sized boats as they all have different hull configurations, e.g., flat bottom boats will sail faster in moderate wind but they have lots of undesirable characteristics in other conditions where you'd be much more comfortable in an O'day. Bette to compare your speed with another boat of similar hull design.
Having said that, something as simple as a folding or feathering prop makes a big difference as does a smooth hull, both of which could be the case with the boat you were watching.
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